Nautilus ECDIS Kernel

Nautilus ECDIS Kernel is the next generation software development kit (SDK) for maritime applications. This S-100 compliant flagship allows loading and displaying a multitude of maritime as well as military chart formats while fulfilling the IMO, IHO and IEC requirements for type approved bridge equipment. The Nautilus ECDIS Kernel also provides the fastest and easiest chart import technology ever, no matter if used in ECDIS, ECS, shore applications, recreational products or tactical displays. 
Overall SevenCs combines the longest SDK experience in the market (more than 30.000 licenses sold worldwide) with cutting edge technology. Nautilus ECDIS Kernel indeed sets the new benchmark for maritime SDKs.


Product Highlights:

  • S-100 compliant
  • Peak performance (hardware accelerated rendering)
  • Fast, easy and ready-to-use chart import
  • C++ and C# programming interface











Functional Overview:


Typical Applications

The Nautical ECDIS Kernel is not just for type approved ECDIS and ECS applications but also for many other military, civil and offshore applications, such as:

  • Naval Combat Systems
  • Vessel Traffic Service (VTS)
  • Harbour and Coastal Surveillance
  • Training and Simulation Systems
  • Search and Rescue (SAR)
  • Inland ECDIS/ECS
  • Coastal ECS
  • Recreational Navigation devices


Supported Programming Interfaces

  • C++ (C++ 11)
  • C# (Windows only)


Supported Functionality

  • The Nautilus ECDIS Kernel supports a wide range of core functions for:
  • Chart Handling (loading, decryption, updating)
  • Chart Display (automated chart selection depending on position and scale)
  • Chart Object Handling (creation, manipulation)
  • Flexible Data Query
  • Anti grounding
  • Routing (planning, calculation, monitoring, recording)
  • Geodetic calculations (Coordinate Reference Systems, Datum, Projections, Spheroids, etc.)
  • Includes the EPSG Geodetic Parameter Data Set
  • Geometric algorithms in the Cartesian coordinate space
  • Extensible Interfaces for many of the functionality
  • Display of Vector charts


Supported Operating Systems1
  • Windows 7, 8, 10 (32 and 64bit)
  • openSUSE 42.2 Linux (64bit)
  • Ubuntu 18.4 Linux (64bit)


1 – Subject to  change

  Nautilus ECDIS Kernel Product Sheet


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